Do pterygiums and corneal scars prevent laser eye surgery?

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Most people thinking of having laser vision correction surgery will be suitable and can expect to have an excellent outcome. However, some people have conditions affecting their eyes that make them unsuitable for laser eye surgery. Conditions such as cataracts, lazy eye, and severe dry eyes will likely mean that you are unsuitable. This blog will discuss two other conditions … Read More

What’s the BUZZ about honey-based eye drops?

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Since the launch of Optimel Mānuka Honey eye care products in 2015, the use of honey-based products in eye care has been gaining momentum and creating a buzz. Honey has been documented for medicinal uses for centuries. It has been used to treat a range of ailments including wounds, infections, eye diseases, and gastrointestinal problems. It is only more recently … Read More

It’s time for a New Year, and a New You!

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As we close the chapter on another tough year it’s time to think about relaxing, enjoying the sunshine, and spending time with family and friends. It’s time to reflect on your goals and the year that has been. Ready to start the new year afresh! If you like to make New Year’s resolutions here are a few eye care ones … Read More

Sleep and the Effect on your Eye Health

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We know that getting enough sleep is important for our physical and mental health. But getting enough shut-eye is also crucial to your eye health and promoting clear and comfortable vision. It is especially important for anyone who suffers from dry eye. How much sleep do we need? Health experts recommend adults get 7 to 9 hours of sleep each … Read More

Dry Eyes and Mask Wearing

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Mask wearing is a day to day reality for most medical professionals. Now the general population of New Zealand is becoming accustomed to it too. For the bulk of Kiwis, wearing a mask is a small personal inconvenience but one with a much greater purpose. For some, that inconvenience could be the onset or worsening of Dry Eye symptoms. Dry Eye … Read More

Have your eye drops run out?

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Have you been caught short over lockdown and have run out of your eye drops? Or maybe the eye drops you normally use aren’t on the shelves in your supermarket or pharmacy? To help you navigate this we have outlined some options below. Prescription eye drops For those of you using prescription only eye drops, for example for the treatment … Read More

Eyelash Enhancements, Eye Makeup and Their Effect on Your Eye Health

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One of our previous articles looked at the importance and function of our eyelashes. And it might have you wanting to rush out to find ways to accentuate your lashes… Obviously to increase your UV protection and apparent fertility. But before you do, consider the impact these interventions may have on your eye health. This blog is about false eyelashes, … Read More

Winter Is Coming… But how will it affect your eyes?

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As you get out winter coats, scarves and hats it’s also time to think about your eyes! The cooler weather has some downsides for eye health but some bonuses for those considering laser vision correction surgery. Dry Eye And Winter Time If you suffer from dry eye, you will probably be aware of what environmental triggers make your symptoms worse. … Read More

Recurrent Corneal Erosion Syndrome

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Recurrent corneal erosion syndrome (RCES) is a common condition affecting the skin on the front surface of the cornea. Normally the layer of skin is very adherent to the underlying tissue, called the stroma. However, in RCES the skin fails to attach securely to the underlying tissue. Making it easily moved or torn by movement of the eyelids. The condition … Read More

Eyelashes – What are they good for?

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It’s pretty obvious why eyes are important… But have you ever considered why you have eyelashes? These seemingly innocuous rows of hairs on your eyelids are actually very useful and represent the first line of defence in protecting your eyes! 1. Defence Eyelashes help keep airborne objects such as dirt, pollen, dust, lint and debris from reaching the surfaces of … Read More

Omega-3 Supplements for Dry Eye Disease

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We know that eating a balanced diet is one of the best things we can do for our bodies and minds. However our modern busy lives make it tricky, so we often augment our diets with dietary supplements. Well the health of the eye is also dependent on our diet. There is significant evidence that omega-3 oils are beneficial for … Read More